Nebraska Crime Commission director Fisher to retire

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LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) -- The Nebraska Crime Commission's executive director is planning to retire next month.

Darrell Fisher has served in the position since 2014 and previously spent 28 years with the Nebraska State Patrol. Gov. Pete Ricketts issued a statement Friday praising Fisher for his "outstanding work."

Fisher will retire on Dec. 31.

The Crime Commission sets and maintains standards for Nebraska's public safety agencies, tracks crime statistics and awards public safety grants.

The governor's office is accepting applications for the commission's next executive director until Dec. 1.

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